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telemedicine

[ tel-uh-med-uh-sin or, especially British, -med-sin ]
/ ˈtɛl əˌmɛd ə sɪn or, especially British, -ˌmɛd sɪn /
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noun
the part of the telehealth system that uses internet and telecommunications technology, as video calls, to provide clinical services, as medical consultation, evaluation, and diagnosis, either in real time when the patient and the medical professional are in different locations or facilitated by remote monitoring and record sharing among healthcare providers: Rural patients may find that the only way for them to see a specialist is via telemedicine.
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Origin of telemedicine

First recorded in 1965–70; tele-1 + medicine
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British Dictionary definitions for telemedicine

telemedicine
/ (ˈtɛlɪˌmɛdɪsɪn, -ˌmɛdsɪn) /

noun
the treatment of disease or injury by consultation with a specialist in a distant place, esp by means of a computer or satellite link
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